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      Ticket £10.95 Two course film & food deal available £27.95pp
      Ticket £8.20 (Pre 5pm film)
      Ticket £6.55 (Pre Noon film)
      Ticket price differs for EVENT CINEMA
      Ticket price differs for CAFÉ BAR EVENT
      Ticket £6.55 BABY WEDNESDAY for PARENTS with BABIES UNDER 12 MONTHS (Customers without a baby will be refused entry)

The Film Club 2020

The Film Club
Mar 2nd, Mar 30th, May 4th, Jun 1st, July 6th, Aug 3rd, Sept 7th, Oct 5th, Nov 2nd and Dec 7th at 7:30pm
Price: A compulsory purchase of one drink per session at a value of £2 or more.
Why not come along to our film club which is a lively, intelligent mixed social group with a broad choice of films to choose from and lots of relaxed fun and conversation. Every month the group chooses a film to watch and then discussion topics for the club night.
How to book? You don’t book - just come along! If you would like to make contact with the group organiser just go into 'Creative Classes' and click on Film Club and then you can send an email.

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David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet. Live from the Royal Albert Hall POSTPONED.

POSTPONED - YOUR SEATS WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY CANCELLED AND YOU WILL NOT BE CHARGED.

Showing on Thursday 16th April at 7.15pm. Tickets £10.95. Film and Two Course Meal £27.95.

In his 93 years on our planet, David Attenborough has visited every continent, explored hundreds of habitats and studied countless species - in his own words he has lived ‘a blessed life’. Throughout the decades David has spent bringing the natural world to the homes of audiences worldwide he has also played witness to the monumental scale of environmental change caused by human actions.

ATTENBOROUGH: A LIFE ON OUR PLANET is David’s witness statement; for the first time
sharing his views direct to his global audience and calling for mankind to urgently act on the truth many are starting to accept: that the time to save humanity and the planet that has fostered our development is now.

After the film audiences around the world will hear from the great man himself live via satellite from the iconic Royal Albert Hall.

Jewels - Bolshoi Ballet CANCELLED

CANCELLED - YOUR SEATS WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY CANCELLED AND YOU WILL NOT BE CHARGED.

Showing on Sunday 19th Apr at 4pm. Tickets £18. Film and Two Course Meal £35.

This opulent triptych was inspired in Balanchine by the famous jewelers of 5th Avenue in New York. It celebrates the cities and dance schools of Paris, New York and St. Petersburg, each represented by a gemstone: emerald, ruby and diamond

Italian Conversation Classes - starts 24th Apr

Improver 3: Fridays 9.30am - 11.00am. Starts 24th April
NEW Beginner 1: Fridays 11.00am - 12.30am. Starts 24th April (needs 8 minimum)
Intermediate 1: Mondays 9.30am - 11.00am. Starts 20th April
Improvers 3: Mondays 11.00am - 12.30pm. Starts 20th April
£166 for a 12 week term. Price includes a hot drink. One off £10 fee for work book. (One and a half hours of guided tuition).
Lovely, lively Italian conversation classes taught by Maria using official Language for Fun materials, your Italian conversation lesson will include a guided, themed weekly topic for an hour and a half in a relaxed fun environment. Expect to gain confidence in your conversation skills as the week’s progress. An essential work book will be sold for £10 at the start of term. A hot drink will be served during the class.
How to book? To book Italian classes please contact Maria direct on 07815208944 for more information about ability levels, times and to pay.

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French Conversation Classes start 21st April

French Conversation Classes - 11 Lessons
Intermediate: Tuesdays 9.30am - 11.00am. Starts 21st April.
Rusty Beginners: Tuesdays 3pm - 4.30pm. Starts 21st April.
Improvers 2: Wednesday 9.30am - 11.00am. Starts 22nd April.
Beginners 1: Wednesday 11.15am - 12.45pm. Starts 22nd April.
French - £14 per class. Price includes a hot drink. One off £10 fee for work book. (One and a half hours of guided tuition).
Lovely, lively French conversation classes taught by Christianne using official Language for Fun materials, your conversation lesson will include a guided, themed weekly topic where you will be briefed as a whole before receiving guidance in smaller groups in a relaxed fun environment. Expect to gain confidence in your conversation skills as the week’s progress. An essential work book will be sold for £10 at the start of term. A hot drink will be served during the class.
How to book? To book all language classes please contact Christianne direct on 07794051355 for more information about ability levels, times and to pay. There is also a facility on our website to email the tutor directly with a question

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Easter In Art: Exhibition On Screen POSTPONED UNTIL EASTER 2021

POSTPONED UNTIL EASTER 2021 - YOUR SEATS WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY CANCELLED AND YOU WILL NOT BE CHARGED.

Showing on Tuesday 21st Apr at 6.15pm. Tickets £12. Film and Two Course Meal £29.00

The story of Christ’s death and resurrection has dominated western culture for the past 2000 years. It is perhaps the most significant historical event of all time, as recounted by the gospels but, equally, as depicted by the greatest artists in history.

From the triumphant to the savage, the ethereal to the tactile, some of western civilization’s greatest artworks focus on this pivotal moment. This beautifully crafted film explores the Easter story as depicted in art, from the time of the early Christians to the present day.

Shot on location in Jerusalem, United States and throughout Europe, the film explores the different ways artists have depicted the Easter story through the ages and thus depicts the history of us all.


Creative Writing Classes Booking Now

Tuesdays 9.30am - 11.30am. Starts Tuesday April 21st (excludes Tues 26th May & June 9th). Final class 14th July.
£132 for an 11 week term with an option not to attend 1 class. 10 classes are £120. Price includes a hot drink.
Price includes some talks from local writers such as Emily Rose Galvin, Lichfield Library’s Poet in Residence.
Facilitated by Sarah, the creative writing classes are perfect for people wanting to enhance their writing skills or simply have some fun, sculpting their ideas and getting feedback from the rest of the group. Every week Sarah will set a theme for you to explore including places, relationships and memories. The classes will cover a range of genres of writing and use different materials to help fire your imagination! Please bring some A4 paper and pens/pencils. Sarah has a Master's Degree in English Language and has had several non-fiction works published. She has been teaching and tutoring English Language and Literature for nearly twenty years, including five years teaching creative writing. She runs a fun, supportive, interesting group where everyone can join in no matter how nervous you may feel about your abilities. Retention rates in the group are high with many learners choosing to come term after term to constantly improve their writing skills.
How to book? Please book online by selecting 'Creative Classes from the menu and then going into Creative Writing. There is also a facility to ask Sarah a question via email on line.

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Spanish Conversation Classes start April 22nd

Spanish Conversation Classes - 11 Lessons
Beginners 4: Tuesdays 11.15am - 12.45pm. Starts April 21st
Beginners 4: Tuesdays 1.00pm - 2.30pm. Starts April 21st
Beginners 1: Wednesday 11.15am - 12.45pm. Starts April 22nd
Spanish- £14 per class. Price includes a hot drink. One off £10 fee for work book. (One and a half hours of guided tuition).
Lovely, lively Spanish conversation classes taught by Christianne using official Language for Fun materials, your conversation lesson will include a guided, themed weekly topic where you will be briefed as a whole before receiving guidance in smaller groups in a relaxed fun environment. Expect to gain confidence in your conversation skills as the week’s progress. An essential work book will be sold for £10 at the start of term. A hot drink will be served during the class.
How to book? To book all language classes please contact Christianne direct on 07794051355 for more information about ability levels, times and to pay. There is also a facility on our website under Creative Classes to contact the tutor directly with a question.

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Art Class in the Café Bar starts Thursday 23rd Apr

Thursdays: 10am - Noon. Starts Thursday 23rd April (excludes May 28th). Final Class July 16th.
£144 for a 12 week term with an option not to attend up to two classes - 10 classes are £120pp. Price includes a non-alcoholic drink.
Taught by Sam, Drawing Classes will include Still-Life, copying exercises, Illustration, Art History, using pencil, charcoal, soft and oil pastels, coloured pencils, ink pen and watercolours. This term we will be concentrating on Nature and Illustration, looking at orchids, bees and feathers, clouds and space, travel and the Taj Mahal, flags and heraldry, children’s illustration and a chance to work on project of your own with help from Sam. All classes will be fun and easy and highly suitable for beginners and will give you the professional hints and tips you need to improve your artistic talents. All materials are provided EXCEPT an A3 spiral topped sketch pad. A drink will be served at 11am on Thursdays.
How to book? Please go to the menu at the top of the page, select Creative Classes and then select Art. You can also ask Sam a question via email.

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Art Class in the Café Bar starts Saturday 25th Apr

Saturdays: 9.30am - 11am. Starts Saturday April 25th (excludes May 30th) Final Class July 18th. £120pp for a 12 week term with an option not to attend up to two classes - 10 classes are £100pp. Price includes a non-alcoholic drink.
Taught by Sam, Drawing Classes will include Still-Life, copying exercises, Illustration, Art History, using pencil, charcoal, soft and oil pastels, coloured pencils, ink pen and watercolours. This term we will be concentrating on Nature and Illustration, looking at orchids, bees and feathers, clouds and space, travel and the Taj Mahal, flags and heraldry, children’s illustration and a chance to work on project of your own with help from Sam. All classes will be fun and easy and highly suitable for beginners and will give you the professional hints and tips you need to improve your artistic talents. All materials are provided EXCEPT an A3 spiral topped sketch pad. A drink will be served on arrival on Saturdays.
Want to bring a child? We welcome one child per adult supervisor ON SATURDAYS ONLY. The child will need to be able to concentrate fully for an hour and a half without distracting the rest of the group. The adult supervisor will need to fully attend the art class as a fully paid up participating artist and should be willing to help their child set up their work if necessary. Sam circulates the class but needs to give equal attention to every participant so you need to be sure that your child can sit and work steadily within instructions that are given verbally at the start of the class. This is not a child friendly craft class, it’s an adult class where very keen, artistic children will learn skills that will greatly assist their artistic skills throughout their school years. Children aged 12 and over will be welcome without the supervision of any adult as long as they can concentrate for an hour and a half without distracting the rest of the class.
How to book? Please go to the menu at the top of the page, select Creative Classes and then select Art. You can also ask Sam a question via email.

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VE Day 75 Live from the Royal Albert Hall WAITING FOR NEWS ON THIS ONE.

Showing on Friday May 8th at 7pm. Tickets £18. Film and Two Course Meal £35.

Exactly 75 years since Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s announcement of the end of the Second World War, the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra plus special guests will unite the nation for an inspiring and patriotic evening.

VE Day 75 With The Daily Mail, presented by SSAFA, the UK’s oldest national tri-service military charity, takes place on Friday 8 May. On this special May Bank Holiday, the nation will come together for an unforgettable night of commemoration and celebration, broadcast to cinemas nationwide live from a sold out Royal Albert Hall.

Audiences will enjoy stirring and emotional music from some of Britain’s greatest composers - from Elgar’s Nimrod to Walton’s Spitfire Prelude & Fugue, Holst’s Planet Suite to Ron Goodwin’s Battle Of Britain Theme and many more. There will also be on stage appearances by Second World War Veterans.

This event is in support of SSAFA. The Armed Forces charity offers support to those currently serving, regulars and Reservists, in the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, British Army and Royal Air Force, Veterans and military families, as well as Veterans from the Merchant Navy.

Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes

Showing on May 19th at 8.30pm and May 24th at 8pm. Tickets £15. Film and Two Course Meal £32.

Matthew Bourne’s ‘gorgeous take on the film classic’ (**** The Times) comes to cinemas for the first time.

Winner of two Olivier Awards, The Red Shoes is an ‘utterly enthralling’ (***** Daily Express) tale of obsession, possession and one girl's dream to be the greatest dancer in the world.
Showing on May 19th and May 24th at 8.30pm. Tickets £15. Film and Two Course Meal £32.

Victoria Page lives to dance but her ambitions become a battleground between the two men who inspire her passion.

Matthew Bourne’s magical adaptation of the classic Powell and Pressburger film is set to the achingly romantic music of golden-age Hollywood composer Bernard Herrmann, the production is orchestrated by Terry Davies, with stunning designs by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Paul Groothuis and projection design by Duncan McLean.

Filmed live at Sadler’s Wells in London especially for cinemas, Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes stars Ashley Shaw as Victoria Page, Adam Cooper as Boris Lermontov and Dominic North as Julian Craster.

This ‘cinematic masterpiece re-Bourne on stage’ (**** Evening Standard) will dazzle your senses and break your heart.

The Welkin: NT Live STILL GOING AHEAD AT THE MOMENT

Showing on Thursday May 21st at 7pm. Tickets £18. Film and two course meal £35.

One life in the hands of 12 women.

Rural Suffolk, 1759. As the country waits for Halley’s comet, Sally Poppy is sentenced to hang for a heinous murder.

When she claims to be pregnant, a jury of 12 matrons are taken from their housework to decide whether she’s telling the truth, or simply trying to escape the noose.

With only midwife Lizzy Luke prepared to defend the girl, and a mob baying for blood outside, the matrons wrestle with their new authority, and the devil in their midst.


King John: Royal Shakespeare Company POSTPONED

POSTPONED - YOUR SEATS WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY CANCELLED AND YOU WILL NOT BE CHARGED.

Showing on Wednesday April 29th at 7.30pm. Tickets £18. Film and two course meal £35.00

Richard the Lionheart is dead. His brother John is King of England. Threatened from all sides by Europe, the English noblemen and even his own family, King John will stop at nothing to keep hold of his crown. Shakespeare's rarely performed tale of a nation in turmoil vibrates with modern resonance in this vivid new production by Director Eleanor Rhode in her debut at the RSC.

The Dante Project from The Royal Ballet AWAITING CONFIRMATION

Showing on Thursday, 28th May at 7.15pm. Tickets £18. Film and Two Course Meal £35.

Dante’s Divine Comedy is an epic journey through the afterlife: it encompasses the horrifying drama of Inferno and its damned, the lyrical mysticism of pilgrims on mount Purgatorio and the dazzling spheres of Paradiso with their endless configurations of light. The poem was inspired by the agony of Dante’s own exile, and traces his path from crisis to revelation guided by his literary hero Virgil and his lost love Beatrice. In his new work, The Royal Ballet’s trailblazing Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor creates a world premiere in collaboration with an award-winning team - contemporary conductor-composer Thomas Adès, artist Tacita Dean, lighting designer Lucy Carter and dramaturg Uzma Hameed - to bring us closer to Dante and his extraordinary vision.